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Bruce Springsteen: Hey Joad, Don't Make It Sad... (Oh, Go On Then)

Gavin Martin, New Musical Express, 9 March 1996

HE'LL BE REMEMBERED as the most unbounded performer in rock'n'roll history. His records took you inside a world of naked honesty and passionate conviction and his marathon shows were founded on deep audience empathy. But surely there must have been something else – some tough-bastard instinct – to get him where he wanted to be, to make him The Boss?

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